The mindset of ears in story listen

Brother told a story yesterday whilst packing the limited supply of fish into trays, about his weekend camping with the boys. Tuesday’s fish is now Wednesday’s fish because of the Queen’s highly influencial date of birth. The story had nothing to do with fish, or queens, more to do with lamb and motorbike. Motorbike lamb.

The lamb, just born, left by mother from quite possibly, the startling of humans on motorbikes. Umbilical cord still attatched, trying to find warmth under the motorbike. Apparently, temperatures described as freezing, and the lamb shivering, still wet from the birth and covered in cold mud. Suckling the petrol tank for milk.

In abstract, I can see how the motorbike could, and would have felt as much the same presence of form, of that, the lambs mother. The shape, the underform warmth. The general size of the motor veichle. At such an early age, the lamb would not know, the difference between wanting to survive -reliance- and wanting to survive- dependance on reliance.

The lamb, retrieved from a state of projected unease. The mindset of those in watch. The mindset of ears in story listen. Emotive.Β Positioned on lap by warmth of the fire. Temporary bliss.

The lamb is probably dead now, but in those moments of being by the fire, in the lap of either the motorbike or the humans who most probably depared the mother in the first place, a trust ensued out of something that emotion could ultimately repress.

A slow cold death. Or a slow cold death after a bit of warmth.


Photographs by Aeron Martinovic

18 responses to The mindset of ears in story listen

    • Jessie Martinovic – Author

      Thanks Mike, hope your relaxed and enjoying your holiday πŸ™‚

      • Sadly it was a disaster and we came home early…had a jolly good laugh about it though. I chucked a post up last night in the form of a letter to my old secretary Chantal detailing concussion and giant hornets in the bedroom.

      • Jessie Martinovic – Author

        You must live a woopie daisy life too it seems !

    • Jessie Martinovic – Author

      Yeah , pretty much. Kind of wish it could have been brought back here and I’d have adopted it as my own. Call it dog and take it for walks. Nature, hey- it can be cruel.

  1. Poor wee baby 😦 At least it’s moments here were witnessed and acknowledged by a caring someone. Thank you so much for your follow of my blog – it warms my heart πŸ™‚

    • Jessie Martinovic – Author

      yes, a lesson of love and care. Oh no worries, glad to have provided some warmth your way πŸ™‚

  2. Aeron Martinovic

    A bit late but better than never… but the ending needs an addition
    We actually tracked the flock and returned the lamb as close as we could, whether the mother realised or accepted the lamb is unknown

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